Pizza party and puppet show, noon to 2 p.m., followed by “The Rudder Family Holiday Planner: A Celebration of the Jewish Holidays” with the Peaks Island Puppets. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors at the door. Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook St., South Portland.

Connected Catholics of Maine, starting at 3 p.m., monthly meeting with potluck supper and talk by Jane Mullen, who will speak about “Celebrating Papal and Personal Traditions.” Holy Martyrs Parish Hall, Route 88, Falmouth.

This week

Music at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland:

Choral Evensong, 4 p.m. Sunday, with The Cathedral Choir. Free.

Jazz in Celebration of Mardi Gras, 7 p.m. Tuesday, part of the Music in the Cathedral series with blues singer Lorraine Bohland, pianist Terry Foster and Port City Jazz. Admission is $10 or $5 for students and seniors and is free for children.

Black Plays Bach, 7 p.m. March 8, with harpsichordist Gavin Black. General admission is $15 and $10 for students and seniors.


Lenten Vigil for Disarmament, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., continues weekly Saturdays through April 5. Gather across from the Bath Iron Works administration building, Washington Street, Bath.

Labyrinth Walk for Ash Wednesday, between 4 and 7:30 p.m., indoor Chartres-style labyrinth for meditative walks. Held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Ave., rear entrance, Portland. Allow about 30 minutes. Call 772-7421 for details.

Ash Wednesday, 7 p.m., service with readings and songs based on the ancient services at Abbey Church of the Iona Community in Scotland. Ashes will be distributed and there will be Communion but no sermon or collection. Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St./Route 121, Raymond Village.


“Coming Out of the Shadows: The Awakening,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and continuing on March 13, 20 and 27, finding ways to help women achieve full potential with Elizabeth Rodenz, Ph.D. Maine Jung Center, 183 Park Row, Brunswick. Cost is $75 for members and $85 for nonmembers. Visit for details.

March 8

Paul Colman in concert, 7 p.m., to benefit Straight Ahead Ministries. Held at First E Free Church of Maine, 355 Bridgton Road, Westbrook. Go to or call 838-3366 for tickets and information.

Coming up

Extended Worship, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15, annual midyear gathering at Winthrop Center Friends Church, Winthrop Center. Morning snacks and beverages will be provided. Lunch will be a potluck. There is no registration fee and child care will not be available. All are welcome but space is limited and advance reservations are requested. Call Ann at 832-6103 to register and for details.

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